• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S610 advantages over Canon N2

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 290 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    125g vs 201g
    Lighter weight

Canon N2 advantages over Nikon S610

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    5 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NV24 HD

Nikon S610
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon N2
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S610c

Nikon S610
Nikon S610c
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $330
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N2
Nikon S610c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S570

Nikon S610
Nikon S570
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon N2
Nikon S570
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S800c

Nikon S610
Nikon S800c
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N2
Nikon S800c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S610
Samsung WB50F
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
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